OUR TEAM

Our team is our X-Factor.

We are a people-first organization. Our team is what makes us unique: we strive to create an engaging and supportive culture that fosters a commitment to excellence. Our leadership team below consists of skilled professionals united by a passion for solving business problems through innovative technology solutions.

Our team has incredible skills and expertise; check out our services to see what they can do for you!

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Joe Gondek
Founder and Chief Financial Officer

Joe founded the Info-Matrix Corporation in 1996 and is currently the Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, overseeing the company’s rapid growth.  Joe has decades of knowledge in delivering successful Information Technology solutions, including more than 22 years of exceptional service delivery to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, primarily in the Health and Human Services sector.  Joe was also a former Director at Unisys Corporation where he provided leadership and direction to the corporation’s largest public sector accounts.  Joe has a strong commitment to providing exceptional customer service and quality delivery.

Brenda Ritter
President and CEO

Since 2011, Brenda has been at the helm, leading the Info-Matrix team through years of exciting growth. After a 22-year career in executive leadership at ExxonMobil, Brenda brought her talents back to Pennsylvania where she worked as the Commonwealth’s Director of Enterprise Architecture before being promoted to Chief Technology Officer. She later served as the Chief Information Officer for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania where she was responsible for overseeing IT functions and operations for the Governor’s Office of Information Technology.

With more than 30 years of IT management experience, Brenda takes a hands-on approach to leadership, working with the team to ensure exceptional quality and delivery for our customers. Her experience has allowed her to develop a thorough and unique understanding of information systems, positioning her to be a tremendous resource and advisor to our clients.  She is a dedicated champion and mentor for multiple diversity programs and women in technology initiatives.

Wendy Starner
Managing Director

Wendy’s role as the Managing Director is to oversee Info-Matrix Corporation’s operations as well as formulate and execute the strategic vision of the organization. She works closely with the Executive Leadership team and the Board of Directors to ensure that Info-Matrix continues to strive for excellence in exceeding our client needs, our Core Value goals, and our strategic growth initiatives. Wendy is a senior-level executive with over 20 years of experience in CEO and CFO roles that included financial management, strategic planning, organizational change management, and business development. As a consultant, Wendy has worked in a variety of industries with a diverse client base including construction, real estate, agriculture, information technology, banking, manufacturing, higher education, foundations, sprint car racing, and hospitality. She also has extensive experience in both for-profit and non-profit organizations. Most recently, Wendy served as the Vice President of Finance and interim joint CEO of the Hershey Trust Company.

Ameet leads the delivery of solutions and services for Info-Matrix. He brings has 25 years of experience and a passion for making technology deliver business solutions and results. With previous experience in Big 4 consulting, Ameet is a true consultant at his core and believes in bringing the collaborative mindset to all client engagements. He has invaluable experience in delivering large highly complex technology solutions to our customers. His expertise lies in the digital transformation and legacy system modernization. Ameet’s application of a customer-centric and empathetic approach is the foundation for all delivery engagements.

With experience that spans three continents and multiple large corporations, Ameet brings his unique experience and perspective to all engagements. He and his teams focus and believe in the mantra of high-quality delivery for client success. He is a dependable, hands-on leader and a great listener who believes in the success and growth of his team.

John leads Info-Matrix’s business development and sales operations. His team focuses on serving clients by helping them to use technology to drive empowering innovation and digital experience transformations into their business operations. Using his broad experience in information technology service delivery, John gets his greatest satisfaction from building long-term strategic partnerships with clients and providing opportunities for our consultants.

Throughout his career, John has worked at all levels of Information Technology organizations, including several global corporations, federal and state governments were he gained invaluable experience working on large, highly complex technology solutions. Today, his passion is sharing this experience and insight to guide clients and teams to implement transformational technology solutions.

Larry Balash
Federal Business Development Lead

Larry joined Info-Matrix on 7 September to lead efforts of moving our capabilities and professional services into the Federal Sector.

Following graduation, Larry was appointed to the USAF Academy by congressman John Heinz. He graduated on 6 June 73 with degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science. He spent the next 28 years flying for the Air Force as a tanker and reconnaissance pilot. He retired as the Dep Director of Reconnaissance, Surveillance and Intelligence Programs on 1 July 2001. Larry spent the next 18 years working with a variety of start-up, small and mid-tier companies developing and delivering Information and communication products and services to a variety of DoD and Civilian Agencies.

Larry is looking forward to making Info-Matrix the “Go To” Small Business Information, Project Management and Business Transformation provider for a variety of DOD and Civilian Agencies!

Laurel assumed the director of human resources role at Info-Matrix Corporation in January 2020.  With over seventeen years in the higher education HR field, she has a broad understanding of human resources practices with a strong focus on policy and organizational development, talent acquisition, employee relations, benefits administration, compensation and change management.

Prior to joining Info-Matrix, Laurel worked for the Savannah College of Art and Design for 14 years, spending the last six years as the director of human resources for their start-up location in Hong Kong.  Since 2017, Laurel has served as an HR generalist at Harrisburg University and as the director of human resources at Wilson College.  Laurel is certified as a Senior Human Resources Professional and holds a BA in International Studies from Washington College and an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Hong Kong.

As the Director of Talent Management, Matt brings to the table over 13 years of diversified Talent Delivery & Program Management experience.  He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Shippensburg University and is also a certified Global Professional in Human Resources.  Matt has spent the vast majority of his career in various roles which have focused on connecting people with opportunities and building relationships based on loyalty, trust, and consistency.  Prior to joining Info-Matrix Corporation in 2019, Matt served in multiple Senior Recruiting & Program/Account Management capacities and has been able to leverage that experience to employ a unique perspective and approach to his work.

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